Bio-IT Resources

  • Server/compute infrastructure
    • Linux and Windows-based
    • File, database, business, web and application servers
    • Heavily virtualized environment, leveraging central campus services as well as our own hypervisors
    • Desktop management and disaster recovery, leveraging central campus services
    • Two departmental machine rooms (~500 sq ft); access to centralized campus data center for co-location
    • ~500 TB of storage managed across several tiers/classes of storage, including both BRC-owned and leased resources
    • User authentication and authorization, leveraging central Cornell active directory
    • software license management and monitoring server (Sassafras Keyserver)
  • Campus partnerships
    • Integration with the BRC Bioinformatics BioHPC Web Computing resource for data distribution and mangement
    • Partnership with the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) for access to CAC-managed storage and compute resources
    • Access to Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) services and expertise
    • Representation within Campus IT Governance and strong relationships with all major campus units for collaboration and information sharing.
  • Networking
    • Gigabit wired network and wireless coverage, tied to redundant 10 GB campus backbone
    • High speed leased fiber between Cornell Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical campuses in NYC, NY and Doha, Qatar
    • Campus connectivity to National Lambda Rail, Internet 2, and NYSERNet